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Pebbly Beach

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  • Day15

    Port Arthur und Remarkable Cave

    November 24, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Für das Port Arthur Historic Site (übersetzt: "Freilichtmuseum mit ein paar Häuser-Ruinen") wollen die doch tatsächlich 25€ Eintritt. Also exakt unser Tagesbudget und wurde deshalb sofort ersatzlos gestrichen. Die Remarkable Cave ist beeindruckend vor allem wenn man über die Absperrung klettert und hinein läuft😉.
    Auf dem Rückweg haben wir dann noch einen anderen Historic Site mit Traktoren gefunden. Zum krönenden Abschluss gab es natürlich auch ein schönes Plätzchen für unser Abendessen.
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  • Day57

    Tassitour Day 4-6

    May 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Das Highligth der letzen drei Tage der Tour war auf jeden Fall den Hike zum Gipfel und danach zum Beach. Eine Österreicherin und ich entschlossen und den Hike gemeinsam zu machen. Insgesamt sind wir 16km innerhalb von vier Stunden gewandert.Read more

  • Day10

    Remarkable Cave

    September 27, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Next we went to the Remarkable Cave. Luckily, it was actually remarkable because otherwise we would have been very disappointed! There were lots of stairs but it was worth it. You could see through the cave to the sea.Read more

  • Day9

    Now That's a Penal Colony

    November 3, 2006 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    I got up early and hiked to Wineglass Bay. I was the first person on the trail (0646) and was the first one on the beach. I love these Aussies. There's no fooling around with them. The beach is on the other side of a steep mountain. They apparently don't believe in switchbacks, so it was stairs all the way up and over. Goodness, was I tired afterward. I rested on the beach for quite a while, then back up and over the mountain. The views are awesome. The rain was temporary yesterday, and the sun is back out today. I returned to my campsite, took a shower, and put on shorts for the first time on the trip.

    I drove down the eastern coast and arrived at Port Arthur around 3pm. Port Arthur is one of the first penal colonies in Australia, but it was for the worst of the worst. It was their SuperMax. Because the colony is on a peninsula, there was no way to escape other than to swim, which most couldn't, or run across a small landmass, but that was guarded with ferocious dogs and armed guards. There are approximately 30 buildings and ruins left. There was another island off the coast, Point Peur, which was the first juvenile prison in British history. It was actually focused on rehabilitation, teaching each juvenile a multitude of trades, providing education, and instilling morals through worship. The youngest offenders were 9 years old!

    I also bought the Port Author Ghost Tour, which was a little scary. After dark you walk through numerous buildings and the guide talks about ghost sightings. Apparently, one of the buildings was rated one of Australia's most haunted by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Co.). No ghosts; but, I did get a little adrenaline going a few times.

    Tomorrow I'm heading into Hobart for the outdoor market and fish on the pier.
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